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Senator: Boycott Burger King as it eyes move to Canada

Monday, 25 August 2014 16:46
As Burger King eyes moving its headquarters to Canada to lower its tax bill, a Democratic senator is recommending a boycott of the burger joint. Instead, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said hamburger lovers should try out two fast food chains that haven't "abandoned" the United States -- White Castle and Wendy's. "Burger King has always said 'Have it Your Way'; well my way is to support two Ohio companies that haven't abandoned their country or…
Rick Perry's lawyers seek dismissal of charges
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:46
AUSTIN, Texas -- Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. In a 60-page motion filed in state district court in Austin, Perry's high-powered defense team argues that the law being used to prosecute the longest-serving governor in Texas history is unconstitutionally vague. They go on to claim that "attempts to…
Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell faces questions about his friendship with CEO
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:10
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about details of his personal finances at his public corruption trial. As the trial entered its fifth week, prosecutors began their cross-examination of McDonnell. He and his wife, Maureen, are charged with providing special favors to a wealthy businessman, former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams, in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans while McDonnell was in office. The pointed questions…
W.H.: Aiding moderate Syria rebels won't help ISIS
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:10
August 25, 2014, 3:08 PM|White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the U.S. can help moderate groups working to overthrow the Syrian regime without aiding Islamist extremists in the process.
W.H.: U.S. "not interested" in helping Syrian regime fend off rebels
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:10
August 25, 2014, 3:12 PM|As the White House mulls air strikes against ISIS in Syria, White House spokesman Josh Earnest discusses some of the "cross-pressures" at play in the civil war there.
Florida governor unveils new education initiatives
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:05
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, unveiled two new education initiatives on Monday aimed at calming critics of "common core" national curriculum standards and countering his main Democratic rival's attacks on his record. "We want to make sure that our students have every opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in their careers, and we want to make sure our teachers have every tool they need to make that…
Weapons convoys seen rolling into Ukraine from direction of Russia
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:04
AP reporters say convoys of military weaponry and supplies have been coming from the direction of Russia into rebel-held Ukraine. Rebel fighters also described how Russian border guards did nothing to stop them. Associated Press reporters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Krasnodon observed three such convoys last week. NATO and Ukraine have accused Moscow outright of covertly shuttling heavy artillery and other weapons to the separatists. Russia routinely denies the allegations.
15 killed, 21 injured in Baghdad blasts
Monday, 25 August 2014 15:04
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a wave of attacks targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad has killed a total of 43 people. They say the deadliest of Monday's bombings was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew up himself among Shiite worshippers who were leaving a mosque after noon prayers in the capital's eastern New Baghdad area, killing at least 15 people and wounding 32 others. That was followed by back-to-back car…
Superman comic fetches sky-high $3.2M
Monday, 25 August 2014 14:04
If you thought $35 million for a Ferrari was outrageous, get ready for this. A rare copy of Action Comics #1 - which features the first appearance of Superman - in near perfect condition, sold for a jaw-dropping $3.2 million on eBay (EBAY) Sunday, making it the most expensive comic in the world. The previous record was set in 2011 when another copy of Action Comics #1 sold for nearly $2.2 million.
At least 400 Florida beachgoers stung by jellyfish
Monday, 25 August 2014 14:04
Jellyfish stung at least 400 Florida beachgoers over the weekend, prompting lifeguards to raise purple flags warning of hazardous marine life off the state's east coast, authorities said on Monday. Authorities said the jellyfish swarm arrived on Friday and has remained concentrated around New Smyrna Beach, on the Atlantic coast in the north-central part of the state. "It could be thousands. It's hard to see them in the water right now.
 

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